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Virgil Dugan, Executive Vice President, National Christian Foundation Southwest, reviews the National Christian Foundation Research Study results: The Changing Landscape of Christian Giving – INSIGHTS INTO THE GREATEST STEWARDSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN HISTORY. He said, “Nearly 45 million U.S. households will transfer $84 trillion in wealth to heirs and charity by 2045. This compares to the 2021 total net worth of U.S. households and charities of $150 trillion. (Cerulli Associates).” John Moore, Associates President, Certified Financial Planner, and Kingdom Advisor Brian Cochran explain how the National Christian Foundation assists his firm in executing giving strategies for clients.  Click on the links for more information.

Virginia Gonzales is the Client Services Director for Care Net Pregnancy Centers of Albuquerque, and Jennifer Ward is the Community Outreach Director. As politicians and voters argue and fight about a women’s right to terminate her pregnancy, those like Jennifer and Virginia have experienced abortion firsthand and are willing to help other women understand their options in an environment of love and care. They hope to save people the same pain they experienced themselves!  For more information about FREE pregnancy care services, go to https://carenetabq.com/ or call (505) 880-0882.

Click on the following links for more details on these topics discussed with Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing:

  1. Rio Grande Foundation Public Policy ideas are for New Mexico.
  2. Do Politicians actually listen?
  3. A new national report gives MLG poor marks on pandemic performance: https://errorsofenchantment.com/national-report-gives-mlg-poor-marks-on-pandemic-performance/.
  4. MLG extends the health emergency yet again to May 16: https://cv.nmhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/041522-PHO-Declaration-and-Limited-Mask-Mandate.pdf
  5. Biden Administration increases royalties and scales back leases on federal lands, including an 80% reduction in leases in New Mexico: https://errorsofenchantment.com/biden-increases-oil-royalty-rate-and-scales-back-lease-sales-on-federal-lands/.
  6. The special session results in tax “rebates.” Thinly veiled scheme to assist the Gov. in getting reelected. $250/$500 by June 30 depending on single/couple filing status, with a second check coming in August. These are “refundable” credits. Cost: $220 million. Illegal immigrants, those who don’t file taxes, and seniors will receive checks, and their share will come out of the $20 million.
  7. The Legislature denied her funding, but MLG announced she’d spend $500,000 on a 75% fare reduction for the Rail Runner anyway: https://errorsofenchantment.com/mlg-is-denied-rail-runner-by-legislature-does-it-anyway/.
  8. Why is the Biden Administration coming after Charter Schools? : https://errorsofenchantment.com/just-when-you-thought-the-biden-administration-had-bottomed-out-now-they-are-coming-after-charter-schools/.
  9. KOAT story on RGF’s successful IPRA suit and the constant flow of tax dollar payments for denied public records: https://errorsofenchantment.com/koat-channel-7-covers-rgfs-successful-lawsuit-against-keller-administration/
  10. Union-backed mayor Keller vetoes bill that would have restored market forces to public works projects: https://errorsofenchantment.com/union-backed-mayor-keller-vetoes-measure-to-restore-competition-in-city-contracts/
  11. RGF speaker series with Daniel Suhr, one of the nation’s top legal experts on limited government and emergency powers.
    Thursday, May 5th, from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm at Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North. Tickets are available now! Early bird pricing is here until May 2nd.
    RSVP: https://rgfnm.com/suhr. The price includes plated lunch. https://errorsofenchantment.com/rgf-reboots-speaker-series-may-5th-2022-limiting-government-in-an-emergency-vaccine-mandates-lockdowns-and-the-next-crisis/

The City of Albuquerque Department of Family and Community Services provides quality health and social services, housing, recreation, and education to improve the quality of life for every community in Albuquerque. Lisa Huval, Deputy Director of Housing, and Monika Dziamka (Jam-kah), Public Affairs Specialist for the City of Albuquerque Family and Community Services, explain the six strategies deployed by their department to accomplish these goals:

Strategy 1: Acquire, rehab, and convert motels into affordable efficiency apartments with on-site supportive services
Strategy 2: Develop Affordable Rental Units through New Construction or Acquisition/Rehab of Existing Multi-Family Properties
Strategy 3: Preserve existing affordable units
Strategy 4: Create more supportive housing voucher
Strategy 5: Create Project-Based Vouchers
Strategy 6: Increase Down payment assistance to help low-and-moderate income homeowners purchase their own homes

Family and Community Services offer a FREE Eviction Prevention Clinic on May 25, 2022. 714 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM. 12;30-3:30 pm MT. The clinic is FREE, but you must register online before May 20th. https://www.cabq.gov/family/services/homeless-services/eviction-prevention.  Contact 505-768-HELP for more information about Housing resources available.

Reload Love provides trauma relief, medical supplies, academic programs & safe spaces (such as playgrounds) for children victimized by terrorism. In August 2021, Reload Love began assisting families from Afghanistan to relocate to safe homes in the US, including New Mexico. The work with these Afghan families continues, and now saving children in Ukraine is a new mission.  Jennifer Santiago is the Co-Founder and Director of Reload Love, and Kelly Besedick is the Production and Marketing Manager.  Jennifer said, “Bullets and babies don’t mix!”  The world is coming together to “Reload Love.” Find out how you can help at https://reloadlove.com/.

New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) Founder and President Carla Sonntag is joined by NMBC Board Member  Wayne Berry (Jillian Homes Realty) to talk about the political and public policy changes needed to help businesses thrive. Carla said, “We need more business experience in our State (government). If they know how to run a business and have the responsibility of signing a paycheck, they’re a little more judicious about how they spend taxpayer dollars. We don’t have that going on right now, in my opinion. We’ve got people in charge that are professional government people. To them, money just comes from taxes. If they need more money, then they just tax the people more. That is not a good idea for economic development. It does not attract business, and it doesn’t promote the growth of business.”

Wayne said, “Some people are going to be against something just because someone else is for it. It’s that attitude and that partisan divide that takes us to the fringes in many, many areas.”

For more information about the New Mexico Business Coalition, go to https://nmbizcoalition.org/.

Calvary Elementary School is now taking applications for grades K-3. Dr. Brian Nixon oversees Education and Publishing for Calvary Church. In this interview, Brian talks about integrated learning and the paideia approach to education. In reference to one aspect of integrated learning, Brian said, “Music is vital to the education of children. Not just for a few, but every child! Music helps students memorize and remember.” More information about Calvary Elementary School is available at https://calvarychurchelementary.com/ or call 505.338.0183.

 

“How Love Wins” will be performed on Saturday, April 9th, and  Sunday, April 10th, with matinee shows at 2:00 pm. Lindsay Dekleva is the Studio Director for Magnify Dance Center, and Lauren Maddock is the Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, and Technique Integration Instructor. Both Ladies are also performing in “How Love Wins” with their students. Tickets are available at The National Hispanic Cultural Center Box Office, online @ NHCCNM.org, or by calling 505-724-4771. Group discounts are available!

Lindsay said, “We share the whole Gospel story through our dancing!”

Magnify Dance Ensemble is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1990 to develop excellence in dancers through inspired service and performance. Visit their website at www.magnifydancecenter.com/ensemble.

Care Net Pregnancy Centers of Albuquerque provide FREE pregnancy services, including testing and ultra-sounds. STI testing and post-abortive care are also available for the asking. Paula Gonzales is the Executive Director of Care Net Pregnancy Centers of Albuquerque, and Jennifer Ward is the Community Outreach Director.

Finding out you are pregnant can feel scary if the pregnancy was unplanned. Feelings of anger, anxiety, denial and depression are all normal reactions. Carrying a pregnancy to term and raising a baby is no easy task, so it is understandable if you and your partner are unsure what to do.

Paula said, “Care Net Pregnancy Centers help people navigate these uncertain times. We explore your pregnancy options with you and make sure you have access to the most accurate and medically-sound information.” All services are FREE. More information is available at https://carenetabq.com/.

Carla Sonntag is the Founder and Executive Director of the NM Business Coalition. This episode gives us a detailed accounting of the bills that passed and failed in the 55th New Mexico Legislative Session that ended on February 17, 2022. She said, “The reason I thought this session was so good is that I saw so many people get involved that I had never seen before. We started this initiative Better Together New Mexico; during this 30-day session, we had almost 300,000 actions taken. When you have over 300,000 emails coming at you on different issues, you better pay attention because this is an election year. People are lit up, and they are ready for leadership that will hear them and take action.

“Better Together New Mexico is a new way to get New Mexicans engaged, informed, and drive positive change for our state,” Carla said. More information is available at https://nmbizcoalition.org/.